Verb(1) lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking(2) wander from a direct or straight course
(1) Anyway, my minor digression leads me to my point.(2) It frequently digresses into philosophical rants, or into imagined discussions between the author and his younger brother, where the young boy is able to speak like a particularly eloquent adult.(3) The dispersed digressiveness of the Web as a medium provides a more inclusive spread of relevant topics, and thus enables a fuller, even more ├ö├ç├┐coherent├ö├ç├û presentation of a subject.(4) By way of digression and as an aside, here's a little anecdote from education.(5) For all the work's similarity with the Victorian novel (its size, its digressiveness , its concern with the way we live now), it has far less interest in individual heroes and clear narrative lines.(6) They loved him even more when he digressed from his prepared speech to intervene in domestic British politics.(7) Any argument about its fate that digresses from this fact threatens to dissolve into the putrid river of disingenuous excuses the administration keeps spewing forth to drown the truth.(8) But no, she digresses into a long dissertation on gun control and abortion, veritably begging the Democrats to adopt the position of the Republican Party.(9) Like any good curator, of course, he digresses , pausing to impart a bit of gossip or whimsy, spicing the historically significant with the genuinely weird.(10) The enthusiasm with which he talks about dingoes wanes as he digresses further into his history: British uranium mining and nuclear testing on Aboriginal land.(11) He is also a world-champion digresser , sending out long skeins of words, which bend back and dissolve into the previous ones.(12) Moreover, she approaches subjects indirectly, digressing frequently on peripheral topics and only slowly coming to the point.(13) It invites the reader to circulate digressively among a matrix of characters and events that are never quite what they seemed on first presentation.(14) Wow, I have digressed so far even I can't remember what this was about.(15) Equally, the hermetic lure of much of his later work may be characterised as a digressive ├ö├ç├┐thinking in images├ö├ç├û, a description that he himself has alluded to digressively over the years.(16) But we are digressing from a totally pointless and inane post here.
1. deviate ::
2. stray ::
3. sidetrack ::
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